Gaston Bappa: There are slight particularities and differences in traditions between clans of the same tribe. My village, Ndjock-Nkong, is of the Basaa tribe in Cameroon. There are a lot of traditions in the village. They are what maintains life there. Without traditions, no life is possible in many African villages, as people are poor in many of them. Here is the main set […]
Ndjock-Nkong is the name of my village. It is situated in the litoral region of Cameroon, Sanaga Maritime division. The village is in a heavily forested zone, with a great and long rainy season. The population numbers fewer than 300 people. It has been decreasing because of remoteness. Its community is one of a larger clan called Ndog-Nem, which has six sub-clans in four […]
The Cameroonian administration has organised and defined the traditional chief’s institution in a decree from the Head of State dated 15 July 1977. Here are the due disposals, as they are stated in it: -Article 19 : Under the authority of the Minister of Territorial Administration, the role of traditional leaders is to assist the administrative authorities in their task of coaching populations. -Article […]
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Our week got off to an inspirational start as we shared a story about a community school on the Kenyan island of Lamu where young girls are reaching for education as a shield against poverty and ill-advised early marriages http://bit.ly/OVCJXT. The news is less rosy in Mali, where the country’s political turmoil has brought countless services to a virtual standstill, and thousands of children […]
It was a quiet week on the tweet front, but we did share a couple of outstanding reports with our followers. We learnt about how technology is “speeding up work for people with disabilities” and passed on the information. Read all about the new face of telecommuting here: http://bbc.in/On8dG5. We also shared a story from our own news portal, “Teching the high road.” Reporter […]
On Monday, we took a look at “The impact of ICT-enhanced learning and training on learners”, a report by CozaCares, a South African not-for-profit foundation that promotes sustainable ICT environments in under-resourced schools http://bit.ly/TBjhGh. Speaking of the disadvantaged, there has long been a tendency for wealthy countries to dump their eWaste on the shores of developing countries (see http://bit.ly/LSzS2f). In Accra, salvaging valuable metals […]
What do you get when you put dozens of leading figures from government, business, education and the security sector in one venue for a seminal discussion on stability and economic prosperity? Lively debate, insightful ideas and a commitment to cooperate are just a selection of outcomes from the recently-concluded Africa Forum on Business and Security.
The Africa Forum on Business and Security’s first day has exceeded the expectations of the organisers both in content and attendance. All panels have had insightful and smart presentations and were punctuated by intense discussions that involved both the attendees and panellists.
Leading figures from government, industry, research and the security sector from Africa and beyond will convene at the LAICO Regency Hotel in Nairobi from September 13th to 14th to discuss security and economic growth. We spoke to Lieutenant General Andrew Graham, former Director General of the UK Defence Academy, about the need for such a platform, of the Continent’s potential and of his contribution […]